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Birdwatcher

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At once figurative, decorative, narrative and abstract, the work of Amy Sillman resists easy classification. Sillman's gestural use of paint fits into the abstract expressionist tradition, while the sketchy, linear figures that sometimes populate her paintings - such as the binocular-equipped...

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Inscription

On canvas reverse: Along top in red-brown paint: "Birdwatcher/ Amy Sillman (signature)/top/Amy Sillman (printed/2004 Directly on canvas reverse in ballpoint ink: "Amy Sillman/2004/Birdwatcher" Printed inscriptions and labels: On crossbars, imprint of stretcher manufacturer: CVI Center Vallery Incorporated and phone number On stretcher: printed paper label from Brent Sikkema Gallery, NYC

Provenance

The artist; 2004, with Brent Sikkema, New York; purchased by MFA, Boston, December 15, 2004.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Davis and Carol Noble

Copyright

Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

2004

Dimensions

66 x 78 inches

Accession Number

2004.2063

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Contemporary Art

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